Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In a high-profile all-Mexican super middleweight grudge match, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 ...

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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada won ...

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Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) successfully made the first defense of ...

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Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

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Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

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Oosthuizen retains IBO super middleweight title

By Mariano A. Agmi at ringside
Photos: Ed Mulholland

IBO super middleweight champion Thomas Oosthuizen (20-0-1, 13 KOs) remained undefeated, pounding out a 12 round unanimous decision over Rowland Bryant (16-2, 11 KOs) to retain his IBO belt on Thursday night at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan, NYC. Scores were 118-110 and 117-111 (2x).

After the bout Oosthuizen commented on his victory.

“He was a tough guy, who took some really big shots,” said the 24-year-old South African. “I know there are still things that I need to improve on and I will go back to the drawing board with my team after this. I am happy that I had the opportunity to perform here in New York, and whatever my team decides is next for me, I will be ready.” (more…)

By Mariano A. Agmi at ringside Photos: Ed Mulholland IBO super middleweight champion Thomas Oosthuizen (20-0-1, 13 KOs) remained undefeated, …


Boxing News

FNF Finale moved to Miami (Oklahoma)

Following the injury to original headliner Karim Mayfield, the August 17 ESPN Friday Night Fights season finale has been moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, In the 12-round super middleweight main event, Chicago puncher Don “Da Bomb” George (22-2-1, 19 KOs) will take on Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (18-1, 15 KOs) with a chance to face IBF champion Carl Froch on the line.

In the co-feature, jr middleweight “King” Carlos Molina (19-5-2, 6 KOs) returns from one of the most controversial fights of 2012 to take on Damian “Devo” Frias (19-4-1, 10 KOs). (more…)

Following the injury to original headliner Karim Mayfield, the August 17 ESPN Friday Night Fights season finale has been moved …



Scale Watch

Weights from Los Angeles

Fernando Carcamo 135 vs. Robert Rodriguez 135
Jose Martell 147 vs. Jaime Ocegueda 146
Lawrence Hughes 148 vs Jessie Roman 148
Hector Castro 152 vs. Jose Leon 152
Ralph Prescott 150 vs. Carlos Rodriguez 151
Venue: Commerce Casino
Promolter: GK Boxing Promotions
Tickets/Info 562-882-3785
Doors 7pm

Fernando Carcamo 135 vs. Robert Rodriguez 135 Jose Martell 147 vs. Jaime Ocegueda 146 Lawrence Hughes 148 vs Jessie Roman …


Scale Watch

Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Undefeated Mercito ‘No Mercy’ Gesta from Cebu, Philippines weighed 137 and Ty Barnett of Washington, D.C. scaled in at 135.5 for their upcoming lightweight main event on Top Rank’s “The Future is Now” show on Friday in the Dallas Event Center at Texas Station Gambling Hall and Casino.

Undefeated Super Bantamweight Jesse Magdaleno of Las Vegas weighed 121.5 and Aldimar Silva Santos of Brazil weighed 122 for their co-featured fight.

Undefeated Mickey Bey of Cleveland, Ohio and Rob Frankel of Denver, CO both weighed 136.5.

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Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated Mercito ‘No Mercy’ Gesta from Cebu, Philippines weighed 137 and Ty Barnett of Washington, D.C. …




Boxing News

Velez, Salita on Wilder-Manswell undercard

Unbeaten featherweight Jayson Velez (18-0, 13 KOs) is the latest phenom to emerge from the boxing rich island of Puerto Rico. This Saturday he faces veteran Leivi Brea (18-9-3, 9 KOs) in the eight-round co-main event of the FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes televised card from the Mobile Civic Center Expo Hall in Mobile, Alabama.

Also seeing action is longtime contender Dmitriy Salita (33-1-1, 17 KOs) will continue on his road back to a world title shot when he faces an opponent to be determined in an eight round junior middleweight fight. Salita has won three straight since his lone career defeat in a world title fight against Amir Khan in 2009.

In the main event, 2008 United States Olympic Bronze Medalist Deontay Wilder looks to make it 24 knockouts in 24 fights without a loss when he battles Kertson Manswell (22-5, 17 KOs). (more…)

Unbeaten featherweight Jayson Velez (18-0, 13 KOs) is the latest phenom to emerge from the boxing rich island of Puerto …


Boxing News

Olympics: Just 2 American boxers left

The U.S. Olympic Boxing Team was unable to end its losing streak on Thursday following two closely contested losses in second round action at the 2012 Olympic Games. Lightweight Jose Ramirez’s slow start cost him with Uzbekistan’s Fazliddin Gaibnazarov while middleweight Terrell Gausha dropped a one-point heartbreaker to former Olympic medalist Vijender of India. The two remaining American boxers will compete on Friday night as three-time Olympian Rau’shee Warren makes his 2012 Olympic Games debut in a flyweight contest with France’s Nordine Oubaali at 8:30 p.m. London time (3:30 p.m. ET). Welterweight Errol Spence will return to the ring for his second bout with India’s Krishan Vikas at 9:30 p.m. London time (4:30 p.m. ET). The three American women will open competition on August 5 and 6. Click here for a full report on all bouts.

The U.S. Olympic Boxing Team was unable to end its losing streak on Thursday following two closely contested losses in …


UFC

UFC light heavy Hall of Famers weigh in on UFC on FOX

Just two days before Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Brandon “The Truth” Vera, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and Ryan “Darth” Bader all compete to be the next challenger for the UFC light heavyweight championship at UFC On FOX (live on FOX at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) three of the biggest icons in the 205lbs division’s history weigh-in with their predictions. (more…)

Just two days before Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Brandon “The Truth” Vera, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and Ryan “Darth” Bader all …


Boxing News

WBA dumps Mikey Garcia; Walters new mandatory

The WBA Championships Committee has named unbeaten Jamaican featherweight Nicholas Walters as new mandatory challenger for WBA featherweight champion Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero. Representatives of both fighters have until September 2 to reach an agreement or a purse bid will be called. During this negotiating period, neither fighter can fight or sign an agreement for another fight.

The WBA Championships Committee has named unbeaten Jamaican featherweight Nicholas Walters as new mandatory challenger for WBA featherweight champion Celestino …



Boxing News

Floyd to be released tonight

Fightnews.com has been informed by a source close to Team Mayweather that pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be released from the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas TONIGHT at 12:01AM. Floyd went in on June 1st to begin serving an 87-day sentence on domestic violence rap, but was eligible for early release on good behavior.

Fightnews.com has been informed by a source close to Team Mayweather that pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be released …


UFC

Grispi more motivated than ever

Josh Grispi got married, became a father, ruptured his appendix, and watched his father battle brain cancer. It’s the life journey many share in one form or another, only his has taken place in just 23 years . . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera is live Saturday, Aug. 4 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET. For more info on UFC on FOX or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

Josh Grispi got married, became a father, ruptured his appendix, and watched his father battle brain cancer. It’s the life …


Boxing News

Olympic Boxing: Day Six

It was the second round of preliminaries for the Men’s Lightweights (60kg) and Middleweights (75kg) on the sixth day of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The packed ExCeL arena was once again treated to some top-class action. (more…)

It was the second round of preliminaries for the Men’s Lightweights (60kg) and Middleweights (75kg) on the sixth day of …


Boxing News

Jhonny Gonzalez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Miguel Gonzalez

Mexican WBC world featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez has amped up his training for his September 15 showdown with compatriot and former WBO world champion Daniel Ponce De Leon at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. “We are starting this month with strong pace workouts. I feel great and I’m adapting to the southpaw style. Every day we try to learn and keep learning. This month is very important in my preparation and our agenda is being fulfilled according to plan. It’s the strongest preparation of my career and I always train hard and with great concentration and dedication. What is certain is that it will be a great fight and a great night for boxing,” said Gonzalez, who trains daily at the Romanza Gym with his trainer Nacho Beristain in Mexico City. More photos…

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Miguel Gonzalez Mexican WBC world featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez has amped up his training for …



Boxing News

Chambers targets Thurman

Once beaten welterweight Steve Upsher Chambers (24-1-1, 6 KOs) is targeting undefeated KO artist Keith Thurman (18-0, 17 KOs) for a potential fight on October 6th in Atlantic City. Chambers recently turned down an offer to fight Thurman on two weeks’ notice, saying he wants the same full training camp as Thurman. “I have too much pride in my career to take the biggest opportunity on short notice” said Chambers. (more…)

Once beaten welterweight Steve Upsher Chambers (24-1-1, 6 KOs) is targeting undefeated KO artist Keith Thurman (18-0, 17 KOs) for …


Boxing News

Groves’ cut causes venue change

Promoter Frank Warren’s September 14th event, originally due to take place at Wembley Arena, has switched venues and will now take place at York Hall following the withdrawal of super middleweight George Groves, who suffered a deep cut over his right eye last Saturday on the Guerrero-Aydin undercard. Groves was slated to defend his British and Commonwealth belts against Kenny Anderson.

Former Olympian Billy Joe Saunders will now top the bill with a mandatory defense of his Commonwealth Middleweight Championship against unbeaten Australian Jarrod Fletcher. The rest of the card remains unchanged. All tickets that have been already purchased for Wembley Arena can be exchanged by Frank Warren Promotions for the new venue.

Promoter Frank Warren’s September 14th event, originally due to take place at Wembley Arena, has switched venues and will now …


Boxing News

AIBA punishes Olympic officials

Following the review of the highly controversial Olympic bantamweight bout between Japan’s Satoshi Shimizu and Azeri Magomed Abdulhamidov in which the judges’ decision was overturned, the referee of that bout Ishanguly Meretnyyazov (Turkmenistan) has been “expelled” and is on his way back home. Apparently no sanctions against the judges who scored the last round of that bout 10-10, despite multiple knockdowns.

In other moves, Frank Scharmach (Germany), the referee of a controversial light heavyweight bout between India’s Sumit Sangwan and Brazilian Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino, was suspended for five days, and International Technical Official (ITO) Aghajan Abiyev (Azerbaijan) was also given the boot for “a number of breaches of the AIBA Code of Conduct.”

Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, AIBA President declared, “I deeply regret that we had to take these decisions. However, our main concern has been and will always be the protection of the integrity and fair-play of our competitions. I will take all possible steps to reinforce this.”

Following the review of the highly controversial Olympic bantamweight bout between Japan’s Satoshi Shimizu and Azeri Magomed Abdulhamidov in which …


Boxing News

Theophane to fight in North Carolina

Former British light welterweight titleholder Ashley “Treasure” Theophane (31-5-1, 9 KOs) will be facing an opponent to be named on August 24 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event will take place at NC Music Factory’s Reelworks Studios and be promoted by Bellonora McCallum’s World of Champions Boxing.

Former British light welterweight titleholder Ashley “Treasure” Theophane (31-5-1, 9 KOs) will be facing an opponent to be named on …



Announcement

Boxing official Raffaele Argiolas passes

By Johnny B’

Condonlences to the family of Raffaele Argiolas, Referee and Judge from Italy. Argiolas passed away this past Thursday morning July 26th due to complications with lung cancer. Argiolas who officiated as a judge and referee in Italy and across Europe as a professional for almost 20 years, will be missed dearly by his family and many friends from the boxing community.

By Johnny B’ Condonlences to the family of Raffaele Argiolas, Referee and Judge from Italy. Argiolas passed away this past …


UFC

Watch UFC on FOX 4 presser

Watch the UFC on FOX 4 press conference with Dana White, Shogun Rua, Brandon Vera, Lyoto Machida and Ryan Bader live Thursday, August 2 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT . . . More
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Coming up next: UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera is live Saturday, Aug. 4 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET. For more info on UFC on FOX or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

Watch the UFC on FOX 4 press conference with Dana White, Shogun Rua, Brandon Vera, Lyoto Machida and Ryan Bader …


Scale Watch

Oosthuizen, Bryant make weight

Thomas Oosthuizen 167 vs. Rowland Bryant 168
(IBO super middleweight championship)
Seanie Monaghan 176 vs. George Armenta 174
Heather Hardy 119 vs. Mikayla Nebel 117
Boyd Melson 154 vs. Khalik Memminger 154
Floriano Pagliara 130.5 vs. Willie Villanueva 130.5
Zach Ochoa 139 vs. Cody Osbourne 139
Jonathan Cepeda 161 vs. Orphius Waite 160
Allan Benitez 136 vs. Osnel Charles 133
Venue: Roseland Ballroom in New York City
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: Fight Now TV

Thomas Oosthuizen 167 vs. Rowland Bryant 168 (IBO super middleweight championship) Seanie Monaghan 176 vs. George Armenta 174 Heather Hardy …


Boxing News

Olympic Boxing: Day Five

Three weight categories took to the canvas on day five of the boxing competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games with four Bantam (56kg), three Heavy (91kg) and four Super Heavyweight (91+kg) bouts at the ExCeL Arena. (more…)

Three weight categories took to the canvas on day five of the boxing competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games …


UFC

Mike Swick returns to the Octagon

On the same card as four light heavyweight warriors compete to be next in line for a UFC® title shot, one athlete has already overcome enormous obstacles to simply be competing on the UFC On FOX card (live at 8pm ET/5pm PT) live from Los Angeles.

By the time he steps into the Octagon at the STAPLES Center it will have been been two years, five months and 30 days – 911 days in total – since welterweight contender Mike ‘Quick’ Swick, 14-4, last fought. A seven year veteran of the UFC and one of the original ‘Ultimate Fighter’ cast members, the popular Texan has battled a series of health issues including a condition called esophageal spasm which threatened his career. (more…)

On the same card as four light heavyweight warriors compete to be next in line for a UFC® title shot, …


Boxing News

Sergio Martinez roadwork

By Ricardo Conde
Photos: Ricardo Conde

Two-division world champion and considered widely by many to be one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world, Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs) of Argentina, but now residing in Oxnard, California, continues his preparations for his upcoming bout against undefeated WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KOs) which takes place on the eve of Mexican Independence Day, Saturday, September 15th live on HBO Pay-Per-View from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Fightnews caught up with Sergio Martinez and the rest of his team for their early morning roadwork and workout. “Everything is going great, we’re three weeks into training camp and Sergio is doing great,” said chief trainer Pablo Sarmiento. “Sergio’s 100% focused for Chavez Jr. Sparring is going great, we brought in very good fighters and we’re all working very hard like we do for every fight,” continued Sarmiento. (more…)

By Ricardo Conde Photos: Ricardo Conde Two-division world champion and considered widely by many to be one of the best …


Boxing News

WBA mandates Guzman-Cano title bout

By Phil Doherty
Photo: Reynaldo Sanchez/Acquinity Sports

Acquinity Sports confirmed today’s receipt of the official WBA mandate ordering a title bout between their fighter, Dominican former two-time world champion Joan “Little Tyson” Guzman (33-0-1, 20 KOs) and interim champion Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (25-1-1, 19 KOs) of Mexico for the WBA super lightweight title.

The letter, addressed to “Mr. Guzman” and “Mr. Cano,” references Rule 28 of the WBA regulations which sanctions and compels both parties to negotiate for a site and date.

Argentinean former belt holder Marcos Maidana recently moved up to welterweight and vacated the title, paving the way for Cano to claim the interim version with his 7th-round technical decision victory over Johan Perez on July 21st. (more…)

By Phil Doherty Photo: Reynaldo Sanchez/Acquinity Sports Acquinity Sports confirmed today’s receipt of the official WBA mandate ordering a title …


Boxing News

Adamek-Walker press conference

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Wojtek Kubik

As expected, heavyweights Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) and Travis Walker (39-7, 31 KOs) did not engage in any verbal fireworks during their first conference in Prudential Center in Newark. “Both of those men like to show what they can do, not during press conferences but when it really counts, in the ring. So this is what we can be sure of on September 8 in the Prudential Center – it will be a great fight,” –said Main Events CEO Kathy Duva during kick-off press event in a place Adamek knows very well, fighting there for the tenth time. Kathy Duva was right, outside of Walker’s suggestion that “he will run but I will eventually get him,” and Adamek response of “I don’t run, I have great footwork,” both of the fighters were a perfect gentleman. Who will prevail? We have to wait until September 8 to find out who will win and claim the IBF Intercontinental heavyweight belt. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photos: Wojtek Kubik As expected, heavyweights Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) and Travis Walker (39-7, 31 KOs) …


Boxing News

Casimero arrives in Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Filipino world champion Johnriel Casimero arrived Tuesday in Mazatlan, Sinaloa to defend his IBF light flyweight championship for the first time against Mexican challenger Pedro Guevara on Saturday at the Mazatlan Convention Center on an event presented by Promociones del Pueblo, Box Latino, HG Boxing and Sampson Boxing LLC. “Guevara is a hard and fast opponent. It’ll be a good fight and I feel safe here because I know that in Mexico they respect the fighters,” said Casimero referring to the February incident in Mar del Plata, Argentina, when rioters stormed the ring and attacked Casimero and his team after he dethroned Luis Lazarte.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Filipino world champion Johnriel Casimero arrived Tuesday in Mazatlan, Sinaloa to defend his IBF light flyweight …


Boxing News

Jonathan Barros Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA world champion Jonathan Barros (34-2-1, 18 KOs) is in the final stage of intensive training for his August 18 clash with IBF super featherweight champion Juan Carlos Salgado (25-1-1, 18 KOs). Ricardo Bracamonte is Barros’ trainer and Paul Stalinger is the conditioning coach. The Barros Team is currently training daily in the Rolando Cortellezzi Gym in the Cano Club in Mendoza City, Argentina. “We’re training very hard because the idea is to be world champion again. I’m ready for this title! Salgado is a good champion but the only big fight he has is the knockout of Linares. I respect him because he’s a Mexican boxer,” said Barros.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former WBA world champion Jonathan Barros (34-2-1, 18 KOs) is in the final stage of intensive …


Boxing News

ABC adopts WADA prohibited drug list

The Association of Boxing Commission (“ABC”) at its recent conference in Clearwater, Florida, took an important step in the prevention of abuse of performance enhancing drugs (“PED’s”). The ABC unanimously voted to adopt the World Anti-Doping (“WADA”) Prohibited List, thus standardizing the list of prohibited drugs among states and tribes. (more…)

The Association of Boxing Commission (“ABC”) at its recent conference in Clearwater, Florida, took an important step in the prevention …


Interview

Magdaleno groomed for greatness

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com

Ever since he made his professional debut in 2007, Diego Magdaleno (22-0, 8 KOs) has been groomed to be great by Top Rank. A gold medalist in the 2007 U.S National Championships, Magdaleno has always been considered a great boxer. But lately, something has changed within the undefeated Las Vegan that has lead to a power surge that has seen him score knockouts in five of his last seven fights. Whatever it is, it has made the Pat Barry and Augie Sanchez trained fighter one of the fighters to watch in 2012. With four NABF super featherweight title defenses under his belt, Magdaleno is seeking a major world title by the end of the year. But first, he has to get past Antonio Davis (29-7, 13 KOs) this weekend at the Texas Station. Late last week, FightNews attended his workout and saw a man who doesn’t seem to be taking his little known opponent likely. In between rugged sparring sessions, Magdaleno spoke on 2012 being his year, his young brother and just where did all that power come from . . . click here for more

Story by Andreas Hale Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com Ever since he made his professional debut in 2007, …


Boxing News

WBA orders Cano-Guzman

The WBA has called on 140lb interim champion Pablo Cesar Cano (25-1-1, 19 KOs) and former world champion Joan Guzman (33-0-1, 20 KOs) to fight for the belt vacated by Marcos Maidana. The WBA Championships Committee said that interest must be confirmed in the next ten days and urged both parties to begin negotiations and reach an agreement for the fight.

The WBA has called on 140lb interim champion Pablo Cesar Cano (25-1-1, 19 KOs) and former world champion Joan Guzman …


Boxing News

Jan Zaveck to face Alimjanov on August 25

Former IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (32-2, 18 KOs) will defend the WBO Intercontinental welterweight crown against “The Lion” Sherzodbek Alimjanov (21-2, 12 KOs) from Kyrgyzstan at the O2 World in Berlin on August 25. For the Slovenian boxing star, the fight could serve as a springboard for a possible world title fight. “It is important that Jan Zaveck climbs fast to the top of the world rankings to get his deserved chance to fight again for a world title belt,” said SES promoter Ulf Steinforth.

On the one hand the SES pro wants to use his fight as foundation stone for his world championship chance and on the other hand to send a message “like a locomotive” to motivate his stablemate Robert Stieglitz before his world championship defense against Arthur Abraham. “I can’t wait to be world champion again and I need this next successful step to challenge the current world champions. Now I’m really hot to show to everyone that I am one of the world’s best welterweights,” said Zaveck.

The “Kyrgyz Lion” Alimjanov has established a name for himself as a agile fighter with good technical skills and so the fight could demand all the abilities from the Slovenian hero Zaveck coached by SES trainer Dirk Dzemski. The bout will precede the main event between Stieglitz and Abraham.

Former IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (32-2, 18 KOs) will defend the WBO Intercontinental welterweight crown against “The Lion” Sherzodbek …


Boxing News

Former champ O’Neil Bell returns

Former unified cruiserweight champion of the world O’Neil Bell (27-4-1, 25 KOs) returns to the ring August 18th. Bell will take on dangerous veteran Harvey Jolley (12-18-1, 6 KOs). Jolley’s record is very deceiving as he has given multiple unbeaten fighters their first career losses. The venue for the main event bout will be the Gold Dust Park Arena in Villa Rica, Georgia hosted by RBA Promotions.

Former unified cruiserweight champion of the world O’Neil Bell (27-4-1, 25 KOs) returns to the ring August 18th. Bell will …


Boxing News

3 Americans lose at Olympics

Full results of all bouts to come.

Team USA endured a difficult day on Wednesday at the Olympic Games as three American boxers lost their bouts to amateur boxing powerhouses. Bantamweight Joseph Diaz, Jr. (S. El Monte, Calif.) fell to Cuban World Champion Lazaro Alvarez Estrada with heavyweight Michael Hunter (Las Vegas, Nev.) and super heavyweight Dominic Breazeale (Alhambra, Calif.) both falling to Russian opponents.

123 lbs: Lazaro Alvarez Estrada, CUB, dec. Joseph Diaz, Jr., S. El Monte, Calif./USA, 21-15
201 lbs: Artur Beterbiev, RUS, dec. Michael Hunter, Las Vegas, Nev./USA, 10-10 (Beterbiev won tiebreaker)
201+ lbs: Omarov Magomed, RUS, dec. Dominic Breazeale/Alhambra, Calif./USA, 19-8

Two U.S. boxers will look to stem the tide on Thursday as lightweight Jose Ramirez (Avenal, Calif.) faces Uzbekistan’s Fazliddin Gaibnazarov at 9 p.m. London time (4 p.m. ET) and middleweight Terrell Gausha (Cleveland, Ohio) faces India’s Vijender at 9:45 p.m. London time (4:45 p.m. ET).

Full results of all bouts to come. Team USA endured a difficult day on Wednesday at the Olympic Games as …


Interview

Jesse Magdaleno steps up

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com

With a sterling amateur background, 20-year-old Jesse Magdaleno decided to follow in the footsteps of his older brother Diego and turn pro in late 2010 rather than stick around for the opportunity to be a standout at the 2012 London Olympic games. The decision appears to have been a smart one thus far as the 10-0 Las Vegan has starched his last two opponents in the first round and it appears that Top Rank has big plans for both Jesse and Diego. With the younger Magdaleno kicking off ESPN’s Friday Night Fights against little known Aldimar Silva Santos, it’s an opportunity to show the world what the blue chip prospect at 122lbs has in store. FightNews caught up with Jesse Magdaleno while training at Barry’s Gym in preparation for his fight to get his thoughts on his opponent, being impressive and helping his brother achieve greatness . . . click here for more

Story by Andreas Hale Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com With a sterling amateur background, 20-year-old Jesse Magdaleno decided …


UFC

A Tale of Two Extraordinary Joes

The story was set to ‘legendary’ status as soon as Joe Lauzon declared that at one time as a teenager, he was the King of the Neighborhood. But then it just got better . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera is live Saturday, Aug. 4 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET. For more info on UFC on FOX or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

The story was set to ‘legendary’ status as soon as Joe Lauzon declared that at one time as a teenager, …


Boxing News

Q&A with Travis Walker

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: KO Kings/360 I Network

“I know what beating Adamek on September 8 will do to my career. I suspect that Adamek is overlooking me as a fighter, he’s already planning other fights in the future. Even better, I will have more satisfaction after beating him, knocking him out,” says Travis Walker (39-7, 31 KOs) who on September 8 in the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, will challenge former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KO) for the #2 spot in the IBF heavyweight rankings. The fight will be broadcast live on PPV in Poland. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photos: KO Kings/360 I Network “I know what beating Adamek on September 8 will do to my …










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